HYDERABAD: The musical maestro Ilayaraja is celebrating his 77th birthday today (June 2nd). Social media is flooded with birthday wishes for the musical legend. Tollywood energetic music director, Devi Sri Prasad took to his Twitter and posted a video. He captioned it as, "HAPPIEST MUSICAL BDAY to The RAJA of MUSIC...ISAIGNANI ILAYARAJA SIR". DSP dedicated an instrumental performance of the violin song from the movie, Iddarammayilatho. Here is the video, check it out.
HAPPIEST MUSICAL BDAY to d RAJA of MUSIC..— DEVI SRI PRASAD (@ThisIsDSP) June 2, 2020
ISAIGNANI ILAYARAJA SIR❤️
Dedicating dis INSTRUMENTAL PRFRMNCE of d #VIOLINSONG frm #IDDARAMMAYILATHO 2 d MAESTRO who always Inspires me
Lov U 4ever Dearest RAJA SIR
THANKU 4 all d MUSIC🙏@nora_germain 🎻https://t.co/v8beplG6Rm
Ilayaraja, an Indian film composer, singer, instrumentalist, orchestrator and songwriter started his musical journey under his brother's guidance. He is one of the well known musicians and has a tag of world's most prolific composer. He enjoys an immense fan following. He is one among those composers who write the musical notes first and then play to hear it.
He composed not less than 7,000 songs and scored music for more than 1,000 films. He was awarded with the titles 'Maestro' by Symphony Orchestra and 'Isaignani' by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Kalaignar M Karunanidhi. He won awards like five Indian National Film Awards, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and many others.